Philip Rivers, Goodell to help collect signatures for Chargers’ stadium
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and former Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson will be on hand at a pep rally Saturday to help the Chargers collect signatures for their new stadium and convention center proposal.
The San Diego Union-Tribune first reported the details of the plan.
The franchise is collecting signatures for a citizens initiative needed to gain public funding to build the team’s proposed downtown stadium. The Chargers need 67,000 signatures from registered voters to put a funding proposal on a Nov. 8 ballot. The team is seeking to increase hotel taxes to raise $350 million for their proposed stadium.
In the Chargers’ proposed plan, over $1.1 billion of the $1.8 billion needed to build the stadium and convention center would come from public funding.
In January, the NFL gave the Chargers one year to either build a new stadium in San Diego or move to Los Angeles and share a stadium with the Rams.